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Anger growing over lack of government support for Toronto asylum seekers – Toronto

It’s been weeks since church groups stepped in to provide shelter for dozens of refugees left on the concrete outside a Toronto homeless intake centre, but anger is growing as their resources are stretched thin. Revivaltime Tabernacle is one of the Black-led churches providing shelter for the refugees. When it …

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Ontario quadriplegic mother applies for MAID over lack of access to disability supports

In a video that has gone viral on TikTok, an Ontario quadriplegic mother of three says she has just days left before she can access medical assistance in dying (MAID) yet she is unable to access disability support. “I have 12 days left on my medical assistance in dying application …

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Lack of lifeguards at Victoria Beach in Cobourg, Ont. this summer prompts concerns

Some residents in Cobourg, Ont., say not having any lifeguards this summer at Victoria Beach is “reckless.” As part of its 2023 municipal budget, the Town of Cobourg council approved not having lifeguards at the popular Lake Ontario beach this summer. No debate or discussion was held on the staff …

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Lack of Ontario long COVID strategy risks care: ministry documents

TORONTO — Ontario’s lack of a long COVID strategy has led the health sector to cobble together “fragmented” clinics that are at risk of closure and may lead to little to no support for patients, internal Ministry of Health documents warn. Long COVID is not yet well understood, but the …

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Danforth GO station: Toronto MPP questions lack of affordable housing in Metrolinx sale – Toronto

The Ontario government is under the microscope after allowing the sale of public land to a private buyer without assurances of affordable housing components. On March 8, Metrolinx finalized the sale of their property on 8 Dawes Rd., south of Danforth Avenue, to development company Marlin Spring. With discussions dating …

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Lack of data on transit violence amounts to ‘blanket of ignorance’: Toronto researcher – Toronto

Canada needs standardized data on violence on transit systems to help tackle issues ranging from a lack of mental health supports to eroding public trust, say researchers, citing the recent stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy at a Toronto station as the latest example of random attacks on commuters. Prof. …

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As public servants return to office, some decry lack of clarity, long commutes – National

Ottawa public servant YuTaek Hwang has been working remotely for nearly three years. But despite the fact that a back-to-office mandate for federal workers takes effect beginning this week, Hwang said his department has not offered any information about when he should return. “We did get a corporate email saying …

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Kamloops organization withdraws commitment to run new shelters, cites disappointment over lack of housing

A charity that helps operate temporary shelters in Kamloops, B.C., says it will no longer run two winter shelters scheduled to open next week, citing disappointment in municipal and provincial officials’ efforts to provide housing for people who need it. Alfred Achoba, executive director of the Kamloops branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association …

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Calgary girl with Down syndrome stuck at home due to lack of school supports

It’s nearly three weeks into the school year and Shawna Risdon’s seven-year-old daughter, Sadie, hasn’t attended a single day of classes.  The mother says Sadie, who has Down syndrome, was meant to start Grade 1 at the Olympic Heights School in southwest Calgary a few days after her classmates to allow the …

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Rising costs, lack of workers spell the end for popular Mount Stewart restaurant

A popular restaurant in Mount Stewart, P.E.I. has served its last meal, with its owner saying staff shortages and rising operating costs left him having to close his doors.  Laurie’s Country Kitchen, which had been open for nearly five years, permanently closed earlier this week.  “We had a good run; we got through …

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